In a recent round of testing, agency says, only five of 61 functions passed.
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Without supplemental funding, Gates predicts furloughs and suspension of pay.
Collective bargaining for air traffic controllers is among legislative priorities.
A separate but related provision in the bill would place more emphasis on irregular warfare by creating an assistant secretary of Defense post.
Nearly one third of travelers avoided at least one flight during the last year due to problems with the air travel process, including government screening.
Agency orders contractor to stop work on electronic retirement calculator.
House pushes aggressive strategy while Senate appears ready to take a step back.
Agency expects to implement electronic portal tracking tainted food incidents around spring 2009 at the earliest.
Procurement observers predict aggressive oversight from inspectors general, Congress will continue during the next year.
Sluggish economy, growing deficit, a lack of procurement expertise contribute to downward trend, research firm predicts.